Technology research, one of the questions that was researched

Technology has its benefits depending on the way it is used. Some of its benefits include “removing the information barrier” for talented students and offering them distant interactions that wouldn’t be easily available otherwise (Siegle 232). However, the reverse effects also exist. RESEARCH PROBLEMResearch Questions: While conducting the research on the Internet, some questions were formed to create a path to follow. These questions were briefly concerned on the dangers that can be caused by the technology use among young adults and some possible solutions to avoid them.  The questions are as follows:What are some potential conflicts that can arise with the heavy technology use among teenagers?How will these affect the teenagers?What are some possible solutions to avoid these conflicts?In this research, one of the questions that was researched first was ‘What could be some possible hazards that technology addiction can cause?’. According to Siegel “plagiarism, cyberbullying,viewing inappropriate content” are a few of the risks that could be brought up by technology. These three dangers should all be a concern for the educators and parents according to Siegel(232). The level of harm these could bring may change but they all might have a severe effect on social, psychological and medical life. These will be analysed in the following paragraphs.First of all, plagiarism could be the one danger expected the most in schools and education institutes due to the “ease with which students can locate information on the Internet and copy and paste”(Siegel 232).” The International Center for Academic Integrity (2017) reports that 58% of high school students admit to plagiarism.”(Siegel, 232). Plagiarism can sometimes occur “because students are naïve with respect to understanding what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.” (Probett 170). Secondly, the wide limit of interactions that are beneficial at times could rise some concerns among teens. Teens might be  the most susceptive group because Watkins states that they are the ones that have ” the greatest access to computers and the Internet” (qtd. in Weber et al. 2). Cyberbullying might appear as a result of unlimited access allowing unlimited interactions with all kinds of people. Cyberbullying, in definition,  is this new kind of bully – one who uses the special features and capabilities of the online environment to harass or denigrate his or her victims”(Srivastava et al. 26). The effects of this hateful act can go as severe as death. The consequences are this serious because “cyberspace, individuals have a unique anonymity and temporal space, have the ability to create avatars, with the resulting decrease in social inhibition, and the lack of face-to-face cues”(Javier, Rafael Art. and Jacalyn Dillon 5)..On the other hand, the online interactions do not always remain that way and may lead to real life (Ianotta et al. 8), in person meetings which will open a whole new world of problems related not only to psychological but also physical dangers.Thirdly, the growing “public concern that young people may encounter sexually explicit and other inappropriate material online (Iannotta et al. 2)” signals another problem that early and heavy technology interaction can cause. Inappropriate content is a very wide term and includes contents that are violent, sexual, hateful, persuading illegal behavior and so on (Ianotta et al. 7). Although there isn’t a clear proof, these might have a harmful effect on the emotional and psychological development of young adults (Ianotta et al. 7).  POSSIBLE SOLUTIONSPlagiarism is a harm that doesn’t necessarily affect the teenagers the same way as the following two. However, it can still be serious. The fundamental solution to this problem might be informing the students about ‘what plagiarism is’ exactly, ‘ways in which they can plagiarise a work’ and ‘how to avoid it'(Siegle 232-235).”By providing students with clear guidelines about what constitutes plagiarism and how it hurts them, parents and teachers take the first step in helping their students avoid it.”( Siegle 232-235)There are several solutions to cyberbullying. Firstly, to stop further spreading of the incidents  the victims should disclose the cyberbully and increase awareness to the subject (Srivastava et al. 38). If the solution is seeked from the other perspective, then there are some other solutions. According to Langos “A relationship problem that leads to crime is likely to require a relationship solution, rather than criminal punishment. The application of restorative justice principles through family conferencing in the juvenile justice system provides a workable mechanism for repairing harm and restoring relationships even in instances of serious cyberbullying.” (Langos et al. 299-320)